DDI Controlled Vocabulary for Type of Telephone


Identifies the type of telephone entered as contact information for an individual or an organization.


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Type of Telephone
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Code List
Value of the Code Descriptive Term of the Code Definition of the Code
Fixed Fixed telephone A telephone that transmits signals converted from audio data through physical media, such as wire or fiber optic cable; also known as landline.
Fixed.PersonalPrivate Fixed telephone: Personal/Private A fixed telephone belonging to a private person, usually located in a home or a private dwelling unit.
Fixed.OrganizationBusiness Fixed telephone: Organization/Business A fixed telephone of an organization, institution or business, or the work telephone of a person employed by the organization.
Mobile Mobile telephone A portable telephone connected to a wireless communications network through radio waves or satellite transmissions; includes phones known as cellular (or cell) phones, hand phones, as well as satellite phones.
Mobile.PersonalPrivate Mobile telephone: Personal/Private A mobile telephone belonging to a private person.
Mobile.OrganizationBusiness Mobile telephone: Organization/Business A mobile telephone of an organization, institution or business, or the mobile work telephone of a person employed by the organization.
Fax Fax A fax (short for facsimile) is a device used for the telephonic transmission of scanned-in printed material (text or images), usually to a telephone number associated with a printer or other output device; also known as telecopying.
Fax.PersonalPrivate Fax: Personal/Private A fax belonging to a private person.
Fax.OrganizationBusiness Fax: Organization/Business The fax of an organization, institution or business, or the work fax of a person employed by the organization.
Other Other Use when the type of telephone is known, but not found in the list.


A brief textual description of the type of telephone number provided. Supports the use of an external controlled vocabulary.

Module Name Element Name
archive TypeOfTelephone

DDI-Codebook (DDI 2.5 and all previous DDI versions) does not include an element that would support this controlled vocabulary.

Element Number in DDI 2.1 Element/Attribute Name

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